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Chaetodon trifasciatus

Chaetodon trifasciatus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-11-29
Categories: Fish
Camera: Pentax Optio WG2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-12 16:37
Viewed: 587
Points: 20
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My last pic from Madagascar,not the best quality this time too because murky water...

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Chaetodon
Species:C. trifasciatus

The Melon Butterflyfish or Indian Redfin Butterflyfish (Chaetodon trifasciatus) is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae). It is found in the Indian Ocean from East Africa to Western Java. This is one species of a closely related group which includes the Black-tailed Butterflyfish (C. austriacus) of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and the Oval Butterflyfish (C. lunulatus) which is found in the western Pacific, from eastern coasts of the Indonesian islands to Australia.
The Oval Butterflyfish and the Black-tailed Butterflyfish resemble C. trifasciatus in coloration. The former has a less conspicuous back patch below the dorsal fin and a mainly dark anal fin, while the latter has black caudal and anal fins.
The Melon Butterflyfish is found in the Indian Ocean from East Africa to Western Java, at depths between 2 and 20 m, in coral-rich lagoons and semi-protected seaward reefs. Small juveniles are secretive and hide in corals.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-03-12 18:34]

The underwater shot has another charm and beauty.
Colors are very vivid and eye catching,
Nice shot.

What a beauty... lets keep it this way our ecosystem....one of the great picture of tn

Hello Luciano,
Very nice and interesting image with a wonderful specie of fish.

Ciao Luciano, altra meraviglia dal Madagascar, peccato che è l'ultima, qualità più che buona, fantastica la trasparenza dell'acqua e magnifici i colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-03-13 7:16]


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-03-13 9:34]

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful photo in natural colors.

Marine life is beyond my reach, but I like to see good pictures of water creatures, Luciano. To me, this is a lovely picture of a fish from Madagascar.
Did you go deep diving for it?

Bonjour Luciano,

Cette scène est impressionnante. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du Poisson-papillon à trois bandes. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


Ciao Luciano,
beautiful fish. I like those pictures from a secret world beneath the sea.

Hello Luciano,
At least 'Butterfly' - the word with this Fish. So, Luciano, is happy 😉
Congratulation 🎊 🎊 🎊 🎊 🎊 for posting this species First time here in TN.
Not excellent details or depth of but I like colour and light of this picture.
Luciano, buy a DSLR and Macro lens.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

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